Canadian Environmental History at ASEH 2019

Turtle Pond Panorama, Three Creeks Metro Park, Columbus, Ohio. Photo: Raymond Wald.

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Next week, the American Society for Environmental History will hold its annual meeting in Columbus, Ohio. As usual, quite a few Canadians will be among the scholars congregating to speak at and listen to panels and roundtables.

Below, we present a round-up of all the Can-con and Canadian scholars at the meeting. You can click on session and paper titles to access their abstracts. If we’ve missed your panel or roundtable, please let us know in the comments below, and we’ll add you to the list.

Thursday, April 11

Histories at the Intersection of Indigenous Politics and Environmental Activism
Panel 1-B, 8:30-10:00 am, Champaign

Playing the Game: Tsek’ehne Political Action and the Environmental Movement, 1968-1990
Daniel Sims, University of Alberta

Alternatives: Environmental and Indigenous Activism in the 1970s
Liza Piper, University of Alberta

Community-led Active Research in the Fight for Anishinaabe Food Sovereignty in the Winnipeg River Drainage Basin
Brittany Luby, Andrea Bradford, and Samantha Mehltretter, University of Guelph

Patriotism, Maple Syrup, and Hippie Camps: Multiple Meanings and Uses of Canada’s Forests
Panel 2-A, 10:30 am-12:00 pm, Champaign

Quebec’s Forests Through the Patriotic and Romantic Eyes of its Early Professional Forests, 1900-1940
Maude Flamand-Hubert, Université Laval

Groves of Plenty: Maple Trees and Meaning in Canadian Society, 1900-1945
Elizabeth Jewett, Mount Allison University

Rise and Fall of the Hippie Camps: Making Room for Counterculture Youths in Banff and Jasper National Parks, 1960-1975
Ben Bradley, Network in Canadian History and Environment

Environmental Histories of Ancient America
Roundtable 2-B, 10:30 am-12:00 pm, Clark

Victoria Jackson, York University
Carolyn Podruchny, York University

Coastal Waters and Terraqueous Histories of the Pacific
Roundtable 2-H, 10:30 am-12:00 pm, Morrow

Jason Michael Colby, University of Victoria

Summer of ’69: Iconic Environmental Events 50 Years Later
Panel 2-J, 10:30 am-12:00 pm, Union E

Saving Niagara From Itself: Turning off the American Falls in 1969
Daniel Macfarlane, Western Michigan University

ASEH Lunch and Presidential Address
12:00-1:15 pm, Union A, B, and C

Framing an Ecology of Hope
Graeme Wynn, University of British Columbia

New “Nature Fakers”?: Historians and the Animal Experience
Panel 3-F, 1:30-3:00 pm, Madison

Evergreen Lady 11Y: The Life and Death of Twentieth Century Captive Fur-Bearers in North America
Ian Jesse, University of Maine

“Unsern Gueter und Treuer Lager Bär”: Prisoners of War Pets in Canada during the Second World War
Michael O’Hagan, Western University

Re-envisioning Maritime History as Environmental History
Panel 3-G, 1:30-3:00 pm, Marion

Hurricanes, Ocean Currents, and Eels: Animating the Global Environmental Histories of the British North Atlantic
Kirsten Greer, Nipissing University

Book launch: The Nature of Canada, co-edited by Graeme Wynn (University of British Columbia)
3:00 pm, UBC Press book exhibit, Franklin B, C, and D

NiCHE Happy Hour at ASEH 2019
5:15 onward, Barley’s Brewing Company (Brewcadia Taproom), 467 N High Street, Columbus

All Canadians welcome! Contact Dan Macfarlane for more details.

Friday, April 12

Global Perspectives on Crisis and Space in Pre-industrial Environmental Histories
Panel 5-A, 8:30-10:00 am, Clark

The Turn to Terra Nova?: Challenging the Role of Crisis and Discovery in the Birth of the Newfoundland Fisheries, 1450-1550
Jack B. Bouchard, Folger Shakespeare Library

Markets & the Environment I: The Environmental Logics of Finance
Panel 5-D, 8:30-10:00 am, Marion

From “Wind Trading” to Weather Futures: Derivatives Markets and the Commodification of Climate
Tim Paulson, Simon Fraser University

Remote Roundtable: Building Environmental History Networks Around the World
Roundtable 5-E, 8:30-10:00 am, Morrow

Moderator: Sean Kheraj, York University

Markets & the Environment II: Markets in the Land
Panel 6-D, 10:30 am-12:00 pm, Marion

Subsistence Production and Commodity Production in the British Imperial Food System: The Case of Nova Scotia Apples
James Murton, Nipissing University

Environment and Risk in Northern Resource Frontiers
Panel 6-E, 10:30 am-12:00 pm, Morrow

Dust to Dust: Aluminum Therapy as a Counterfeit Cure for Silicosis in the Canadian and Global Mining Industries
John Sandlos, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Traplines, Pipelines, and Storylines: Histories at the Intersection of Local and Land Use and Global Resource Development
Glenn Iceton, University of Saskatchewan

Evaluating Risk, Assessing Harm: Constructions of Sustainable Futures in the Mackenzie Gas Project Environmental Assessment
Carly Ann Dokis, Nipissing University

Agencies of Water: Quality, Quantity, and Health
Panel 6-G, 10:30 am-12:00 pm, Union B

From Chlorination to Fluoridation: The water purity campaign in Vancouver, 1939-1968
Matthew Evenden, University of British Columbia

Discourses of Nature and Gender
Panel 6-H, 10:30 am-12:00 pm, Union C

Gendering Greenpeace, 1971-1977
Joanna Dean, Carleton University

Saturday, April 13

Environmental History of Mining Part I: A Roundtable on the State of Mining History in North America
Roundtable 7-A, 8:30-10:00 am, Clark

Heather Green, McMaster University
Mica Jorgenson, McMaster University
Robynne Mellor, Georgetown University

An Ongoing Conversation: Historical Inspirations for Urban Action
Roundtable 7-B, 8:30-10:00 am, Fairfield

Jennifer Bonnell, York University
Claire E. Campbell, Bucknell University

Weapons of Mass Pollution: Health, Hazards, and the British Environment, 1850-1950
Panel 7-D, 8:30-10:00 am, Marion

Were Dumped Munitions the Culprit? Disarmament, Path Dependency, and the Mass Death of Oysters in the Thames Estuary, 1918-1928
Alex Souchen, Western University

Growing Crops in Difficult Places: Struggles to Produce in Human Landscapes
Panel 7-G, 8:30-10:00 am, Union B

Experimental Agriculture on Eighteenth-Century Hudson Bay
Emelin Miller, University of Minnesota

Float On: Forging International Networks for Air Pollution Research and Policy Across the Twentieth Century
Panel 7-I, 8:30-10:00 am, Union D

Vladimir Riazanov and the Emergence Internationally of a Soviet Science of Air Pollution
Christopher Burton, University of Lethbridge

Acid Rain and Canadian-U.S. Relations in the 1980s
Charles Halvorson, Wesleyan University

Poster Session
10:00-10:30 am, hallway outside Union A, B, and C

Geoparsing, Polygons and Conversion Factors: Creating Three Databases to Identify London’s Nineteenth Century Ghost Acres
Jim Clifford, University of Saskatchewan

Animals Under the Microscope: Big Data Views on the Animal in History
Mark Werner, University of British Columbia

Anchored and Bound: Reading the Fixed and Movable Landscapes of Medical Isolation in the Nineteenth Century
Panel 8-E, 10:30 am-12:00 pm, Morrow

Sites of Care and Control: Healthy Environments and Royal Navy Hospital Ships 1790-1815
Erin Spinney, University of Oxford

Presidential Session: Re-radicalizing Environmental History: Using the Power of Public History to Reimagine and Reenergize Our Field
Roundtable 9-F, 1:15-2:45 pm, Union A

John Sandlos, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Energy Cinema, part 1: Filming Energy Landscapes
Panel 9-I, 1:15-2:45 pm, Union D

“Your town will soon be a Boom Town!” The Extractive Landscapes of Boom Town (1940)
Michaela Rife, University of Toronto

New Perspectives on the Little Ice Age
Roundtable 10-F, 3:00-4:30 pm, Union A

Anya Zilberstein, Concordia University, Montreal

Special Session: Activist Environmental History in the Trump Era
Roundtable, 4:45-5:45 pm, Fairfield

Finis Dunaway, Trent University

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Assistant professor in the Department of History at Simon Fraser University. I research and teach Canadian and environmental history, with a special focus on the Arctic and Subarctic.

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